Re: Deciphering hay analsis

Sherry Morse

Hi Donna,

When you take a sample you need to use a probe, not a handful from the outside of a bale so having a good relationship with your supplier is key.   I know a bunch of folks in the Shamong area (a bit further south than you are) so if you need help with hay suppliers I may be able to get some names for you, just let me know.

Sherry and Scarlet

EC Primary Response
PA 2014

From: DBellusci via Groups.Io <DBellusci@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [ECIR] Deciphering hay analsis

Laura, you helped me so much. I am not new to this hay thing but since moving here to "real" farm country, (and being here a year and still not really knowing a soul) I am second guessing myself. The farmers I am questioning are certainly giving this city girl those looks! The analysis I sent is from a big hay business, but the rest are smaller farmers with hay on the side. One question.....when you "pull samples" do you mean you actually bring your probe? Or just grab handfuIs? I need to seem legitimate to these folks if I'm going to be buying long term. I so appreciate your experience regarding how to deal with them. I will now systematically rifle through my list with focus more on the second cut orchard grass. Between this and my horse taking a downward turn lately (I jinxed him again and mentioned how well he was doing) I am feeling incompetent again, but I get overwhelmed easily lol. Thanks for helping me get my act together :)
Donna and Caz
Nov 8, 2016
Chesterfield, NJ

Caz Case History.pdf 

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